Psoriasis is a common skin condition affecting all ages, characterised by flaking, plaque (thickened skin) and itchiness. It is thought to be due to the body’s immune system attacking the skin and disrupting its normal function.
Psoriasis affects men and women equally and about 5% of patients will develop joint pains that may lead to “psoriatic arthritis” or joint inflammation.
Although there are many drugs available, they seem to have little healing effect. By comparison, wheatgrass reduces scale, plaque, inflammation and itchiness while side effects are virtually non-existent.
How to use wheatgrass extract for psoriasis
Apply a small amount over the worst affected areas once on alternate days, and persevere. Typically, itch tends to diminish quite early followed by thinning and flattening of plaque and reduced scaling . (See cases below).
Case Study No. 1. Rapid elimination of plaque
This patient with a four year history of psoriasis did very well using wheatgrass extract on alternate days only.
Note the rapid reduction of thick plaque after just three weeks of wheatgrass extract application. Remarkably, in the picture on the right, normal skin can be seen where it was originally covered by thick plaque.
Also, in these two pictures from the same patient, we see remarkable recovery in his severely damaged psoriatic fingernails in just 5 months, yet psoriatic nail damage is generally considered to be incurable.
Case Study No. 2: Psoriasis 20 years. 63 yo male
Back & buttock lesions
Numerous treatments including topical applications, UV light and cortisone (steroid) injections etc. to no avail. Summer normally brought some relief.
On the left (one month’s wheatgrass extract) shows thick plaque, heavy scale formation and rough, thickened edges around lesions and the patient’s itch had improved significantly requiring topical steroids occasionally.
At 6 months, plaque is thinner, lesions are flattening and spreading and a pinkish skin colour has returned. Most noticeable are the numerous “skin lines” re-forming across the wound surface. More psoriatic spots have appeared, but these tend to become pale and disappear in time.
At 9 and 12 months, lesions continue to flatter and fade almost to normal skin colour.
Dr. Chris Reynolds.